Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Retreat 2008 Scheduled!

It is official the dates for this years Stamping Retreat 2008 are September 19th - 22nd. This is our 5th year of hosting a retreat and we have so much fun!

This year we are doing this a little different and asking everyone to bring a "project box" to share with all the guests. Basically you will design an easy and fun project using your TSS stamps, and then bring all the supplies in a box for everyone to share. On Saturday we will set all the project boxes out on the tables and everyone will go around to each box and create the projects. You do not have to limit yourself to just cards... a key ring, or scrapbook page, booklet, frame or anything else you want to bring is fine. You will be asked to print out easy instructions for everyone and then pre-cut and score all the items. You can put them in little kits if you would like, which would be ideal. If you need help coming up with idea's I would be glad to help. Just keep in mind that simple is "good"!

The schedule is subject to change a bit, but basically we will have an Open House at the Studio Friday afternoon/evening with "Husband" making us finger foods (which means plan on a great dinner!) and we will have a make-n-take and other fun happenings.

Saturday we will all go over to the large banquet room at Elijah Clark State Park http://www.gastateparks.org/info/elijah/ and set up all of our project boxes on the tables and then "have at it" creating all the wonderful projects. "Husband" will bring us lunch so we can keep our energy up, and then we will pack up and head back to the Studio house that evening for our dinner and dress-up contest. This years theme is Las Vegas, so start thinking about what kind of costume you might like to wear. This could be Elvis, showgirl, or gangster from the old time Vegas or how about Cher or one of the Blue Man Group? The possibilities are endless with this theme. Then we set up a catwalk and have you strut your stuff to music. It is always a great time to let loose and have fun with a group of people who share your same interests. After that we will have our Unders Swap which is another highlight of the retreat.

Sunday we will set up tables at the Studio house and complete our project boxes... it takes awhile to complete 30 projects!

As usual we will have give-aways, and classes, and just a lot of fun. We will post more details to the website soon. The 2007 information is up there right now so please do not get confused. As soon has Husband gets back from India on the 6th I will have him update that information.

Here is accommodations information; http://thestampingstudio.com/bboard/viewtopic.php?p=8373#8373 And if you need any other information please email or give me a call. melissa@thestamingstudio.com (706) 359-6387

*** I know that some of you have been waiting to sign up for the retreat and registration has begun! You can pay right through the online store, just click on Store and then scroll down to the very last category which reads "Workshops and Classes" and then place the Retreat 2008 in your cart and pay through the shopping cart.

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